Former Terp Alex Len to miss remainder of Suns' summer league with broken finger

July 14, 2014|Sports Digest

Phoenix Suns center Alex Len (Maryland) fractured a finger on his right hand and will miss the remainder of the team's summer-league games. Len suffered the injury Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors when his pinky got stuck in an opponent's jersey. This is the second straight year Len has missed time during the summer league because of injury; he sat out last year while recovering from ankle surgeries. Len made only 42 appearances for the Suns as a rookie, averaging 8.6 minutes per game.

FIL World Championships

The United States advanced to 3-0 in Blue Division play thanks to a dominating 21-3 win over Japan on Sunday night in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships at DICK's Sporting Goods Park in Denver. Rob Pannell paced the United States with a goal and five assists, Ned Crotty scored four goals and chipped in an assist, and Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph) had three goals and two assists.

Saturday: The United States received another strong performance from its defense and transition players, topping Australia, 16-7, in its second game of the FIL World Championships. Austraila stood with the United States until a three-goal spurt in the third quarter in which Dave Lawson scored two goals in a standout day for the Duke grad. Lawson played an increased role after an apparent injury to Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins, Friends), who tweaked his ankle in a run-in with Australia defenseman Callum Robinson and did not return to the game.

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Babe Ruth memorabilia auction sells bat but not ball

A nearly century-old Babe Ruth bat sold for $214,000 at a memorabilia auction Saturday night, but the first baseball whacked over the Yankee Stadium fence by the legendary slugger failed to land a new home. The auction, held at the Sports Legends Museum a day after the 100-year anniversary of Ruth's first major league game, featured 200 items related to the Baltimore-born home run king. The initial item up for bid during Saturday's auction was the first ball ever hit out of the park by Ruth, who was trying out the Yankee Stadium field for a newspaper editor. It had been expected to go for $1 million or more, but was withdrawn from the sale after it failed to attract even the minimum bid of $100,000, said Goldin Auctions spokesman Doug Drotman. Early online bidding for the ball reached $95,000, but after no further bids came in, it was withdrawn, Drotman said. Ruth's personal copy of his 1918 Red Sox contract sold for $1.02 million, Drotman said.

Motocross: Saturday in Mechanicsville, Ryan Dungey won the 25th annual Budds Creek National 450 Class race for the third straight year, after beating his rival Ken Roczen Ryan Dungeyfor the second time this season. In the 250 Class, Blake Baggett also won for the third consecutive year, as well as his third victory of the summer.

National Women's Soccer: Diana Matheson's free kick in the 53rd minute after Kerstin Garefrekes was taken down in the box gave the visiting Washington Spirit (8-7-2) a 1-0 victory over the Western New York Flash and sole possession of third place.

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